Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Yo, VIP, Let's kick it

So just as I was crawling out of my funk, I managed to get sick. BUT not before I spent almost five sunshine-filled hours in the park on Saturday, grilling hot dogs/brats and playing kickball. And I tried two new yummy recipes....chocolate cupcakes with Oreo cream cheese frosting.

My nasty cough is fortunately fading, and I haven't had a non-stop coughing fit since Monday night. You know it's bad when you're sore from coughing. Unfortunately the excessive coughing does not seem to have resulted in more defined abs....I'm sure the box of Samoas didn't help, but I was too sick to go buy proper meals....

Random updates:

I'm going on my first mission trip this summer. Our group, which includes a handful from my church, will visit a small village in Nicaragua for a week; last year the group built a roof for the church, helped plan/participate in worship services, loved on and played with children, and provided/cooked meals. We're meeting this Sunday to begin planning what we'll be doing this summer; it mainly depends on what the village's most pressing needs are (as well as the skills of the members of our team). I booked my flight for a week earlier than the rest of the group and have found a Spanish school that can provide me with a tutor who can teach me the vocabulary, etc. for whatever I'll be doing (i.e. construction, medical, etc.) and teach me about the history and culture of Nicaragua. My Spanish is very rusty, but I think four hours/day for a week will help bring me up to speed so I can avoid using a translator.

I have two more weeks of a one month membership on Match. Nothing exciting to report. I'm probably too narrow, but why would a grown man write "how r u?" in an e-mail? Regardless of how great his profile seems, I just can't get over that lame initial impression. I'm trying to talk myself into being willing to meet a guy who is a vegetarian. Fortunately there is one guy I'm corresponding with who I might actually want to meet (without mental self-coercion), and AM he's from Chi-town.

p.s. I'm grateful for the extra hour of daylight after work. I have more energy already.

23 comments:

browneyedgirlie said...

Oh dear God, that is my biggest pet peeve with these dating sites and the men on them.

Seriously? You're an adult. Learn to spell.

Says the teacher

On a random note: I've been having a bit of luck with both OkCupid and PlentyofFish, both of which are FREE!

Ally said...

Browneyedgirlie: It's like they are trying to save the extra millisecond of life by abbreviating a three letter word. Your blog was my first exposure to those sites; I think one month of Match will probably do me in for a while....

B said...

your life intrigues me. Give the vegetarian a chance- we are nice people :)

and throw some of that sunshine my way it's freezing over here!

TC said...

I haven't been able to convince myself to do match.

I take it things with Oliver are definitely stuck at "friends?"

The mission trip sounds great: as do the Spanish lessons! I'm totally jealous of those: mine are rusty at best as well :-/ Over 8 years and I'm left at "rusty."

W T G said...

Have you tried the 'Equally Yoked' christian singles site?

Best to you on the missions trip. Its such a blessing to be used ....... Be well & many good cheers to you Ally.

Ally said...

WTG: I've never heard of that site either, but the name is sort of a turn off....nevertheless I'll google it:)

TC: Yep. I may write a post updating on that situation....

B: I just checked the forecast, and there's no sunshine at all for the next week here! If there were, I'd share (even if you don't eat meat:)

Thomas said...

Ally, what happened to that guy you were kind of interested in awhile back?

Aaron said...

Continuing with the song titles..

Concerning Mr. How-R-U: Drop it like it's hot. I guarantee you will not be intellectually-fulfilled by any man that thinks like that.

Ally said...

Thomas: We're still friends.

Aaron: And this is what I like about you: you're creative (nice work with the lyric) and have strong opinions. And in this instance, you're correct too:)

Ys said...

Us veggies are normal people, I swear ;)

Good luck with the mission trip this summer. It sounds amazing :)

OK Chick said...

Chocolate cupcakes with Oreo cream cheese frosting! Hello, that woke me up this morning. Recipe please.

First mission trip. Oh you will have such a great time. First mission trips are memories that you will have forever. Everything is so new, the excitment of seeing lives changed,the warm feeling you get from helping people, and seeing God's awesomeness is the best part. Be sure to take time to take EVERYTHING in during your trip.

Haven't tried Match. However, Equally Yoked sounds interesting. I might check it out.

Accidentally Me said...

Did Aaron just bring your life wisdom from Snoop Dogg? Wow...

I think that, at this point, we can all recognize that things from Chicago are basically AWESOME

Pam said...

I've been battling that head and chest crud/cough too. Hope you are feeling much better now.

Ally said...

Pam: Yuck! I hope yours goes away soon. I feel SO much better now.

AM: I'm not going to disagree...and I want some deep-dish pizza!

OK Chick: Thanks for the advice. I forgot to post the recipe links...I will in the next post!

Ys: I know, I know...that's what I mean...I'm being too narrow! I think that because meat is usually what I plan a meal around that it seems like it'd be a hassle if I ever married the person. BUT if the person was otherwise a fabulous fit, it's not like it would even matter.

Mamacita said...

I'm totally impressed about your trip before the trip to Nic this summer. Very bold.

I haven't actually met you but I'm keeping you in mind for my own Matchin' system. Don't worry. We'll at least do coffee before I find a set up. But honestly, most single guys I've met around here (which isn't many) don't have any direction. And I'm bettin' you gotta have a man you can readily respect. Still...

And we were at the park at the same time. If you saw a red headed redneck baby in only a diaper with a few others throwing frisbee and a huge prego lady, it was us.

Bone said...

Wow, you always post things that are so relevant to me. A friend's wife keeps telling me to join match.com. Apparently she's run out of girls to set me up with, after one.

OK Chick said...

HAHA! Bone come to OKC I got loads of single girls. Really, I do.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with dating a vegetarian?! We rock!

Ally said...

Anonymous: I know, I know....I think my view is tainted by the annoying vegetarian I worked with one summer who was SO picky about where we ate lunch each day.

OK Chick: Feel free to use my blog to match people up....myself included :)

Bone: Hahhahaha.

Mamacita: I hate that we were both there and didn't get to meet in person. And based on what I know about you, I'd trust your matchmaking ability:)

jennifer said...

a) I love your title!
b) Great idea to spend an extra week brushing up on Spanish. I'll be interested to hear how helpful it is -- I bet a lot of it comes back to you.
c) "how r u" would be a turn-off to me too.

cat_chaser said...

"how r u", need not have to be a potential date killer.

Should I say Carpe Datiem? :)

ella said...

We really do need to catch up via phone soon! I also want to hear about your Vegas story...

Scotty said...

Definitely not a fan of the shortcuts like 'r' and 'u'.

But I am a fan of kicking it.